Tag: poetry

Poetry and Holding the Center ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Glenn Arbery Much as there might be to say today about things falling apart, my point has less to do with the disintegration of civilization and more to do with the way that a poem committed to memory holds things together… — Read… Continue Reading “Poetry and Holding the Center ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

“Lepanto” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

A poem by G. K. Chesterton Then the tuckets, then the trumpets, then the cannon, and he comes./ Don John laughing in the brave beard curled,/ Spurning of his stirrups like the thrones of all the world,/ Holding his head up for a flag… Continue Reading ““Lepanto” ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

“The Very First Thing” ~ The Imaginative Conservative: Poetry

By David Wester The Angelic Doctor began with it./ Hundreds followed, yes; but first, this question./ For us, though? Now? Oh, it’s not even fit/ To consider—at best, a digression… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/the-very-first-thing-david-wester.html

Jianli Yang: A Lamentation

By Jianli Yang The Western Journal is publishing this poem by human rights activist Jianli Yang to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. — Read on http://www.westernjournal.com/jianli-yang-lamentation/

“Aesop” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

Poem by Thomas Banks That sheep are sheep, and food for wolves or worse,/ That cricketsong dies with the autumn sun,/ In your eye summed up all the universe./ It would perplex you to see justice done. — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/aesop-thomas-banks.html

“And Death Shall Have No Dominion” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

Poem by Dylan Thomas And death shall have no dominion./ Dead man naked they shall be one/ With the man in the wind and the west moon;/ When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone. — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/03/and-death-shall-have-no-dominion-dylan-thomas.html

Clarity and Obscurity: The Essences of Classical & Modern Poetry ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Adam Sedia As a sustained artistic school, modernism cannot endure. But classical art is eternal because the ideas it expresses are eternal. A resurrection of classical form does not represent a return to the past, real or imagined, but instead a return to… Continue Reading “Clarity and Obscurity: The Essences of Classical & Modern Poetry ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

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